The MLC and Chairman of the Karnataka State High School Teacher's Association, Mr. Arun Shahapur, has blamed the government for unfairness between the government and the aided teachers.
Former MLC Balakrishna Batt was also present at the moment.
He said, "Education Minister Kimmane Ratnakar, recently announced that services of the government teachers who retire in the middle of the academic year will be continued till the end of the year. It is a welcome move as the government has taken serious note of the problems that students face when a teacher retires. But, why the same rule is not applicable to teachers of aided schools?"
Further, he highlighted that the government is going to recruit teachers in government schools, besides guest teachers to fill the available vacancies.
"However, vacant posts in aided schools are neglected. This is nothing but discrimination. As the number of aided schools is more in North-Karnataka region, such policies of the government will affect this region more", he added.
He further said, there are several issues in the education department, which the government is not concerned.
At the media gathering, he revealed about their (teacher's association) decision over the discrimination.
He said, "To put pressure on the government, the Karnataka State High School Teacher's Association will hold a state-level agitation under the banner 'Agraha Din' on October 17, by submitting memorandums to block education officers (BEO) and Deputy Director of Public Instructions (DDPI)."